Los Angeles gets a Major League Rugby franchise, and it’s named after a cocktail drink

first_imgThursday May 28, 2020 Los Angeles gets a Major League Rugby franchise, and it’s named after a cocktail drink Major League Rugby (MLR) announced today that Los Angeles has officially been awarded a franchise for the 2021 MLR season. The new team is called the LA Giltinis, named after a premium cocktail based on the Martini.ADVERTISEMENT“We are thrilled to be welcoming Los Angeles to MLR. LA is an important addition to the League as a major media market and the region has a lengthy rugby history embedded in their culture,” said Commissioner George Killebrew.Ownership of the LA Giltinis will primarily reside with Loyals Rugby, a Rugby investment company founded in Australia.The LA Giltinis will be based in Venice Beach and are in discussions with Los Angeles Coliseum to be their home stadium. They’re also working with UCLA to develop their High-Performance facility and will extend significant investment to youth Rugby in the region.“The launch of the LA Giltinis and Major League Rugby in Los Angeles will ensure Rugby takes its rightful place among the best entertainment products worldwide. It is our privilege to bring one of the world’s most popular sports to the world’s most prolific entertainment market.” Matt Burgess, CEO of Loyals Rugby.Shute Shield winning and highly regarded Australian coach, Darren Coleman has been appointed Head Coach. Former Wallaby and Australian Sevens Coach, Stephan Hoiles has been appointed Assistant Coach.There will be a non-alcoholic version of the Giltini available for those underage.ADVERTISEMENT“I have the utmost confidence in the LA Giltinis ownership group to lead the team to success, and to provide valuable support for MLR as a whole. Given these uncertain times with the current global crisis, we feel fortunate that MLR is still rapidly growing and being positioned for success in 2021,” said Killebrew. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Sadio Mane wins two Liverpool Player of the Year awards in debut season

first_imgLiverpool forward Sadio Mane was a double winner at the club’s end of season awards ceremony.The Senegal international, currently sidelined after a knee operation, was voted both the players’ and supporters’ player of the year.Despite being out since April 1 Mane is still the club’s leading scorer with 13 goals, and his importance to the side has been highlighted in his absence with 11 points taken from the six matches he has missed and only seven goals scored.“I just want to thank my team-mates and supporters for giving me this honour,” he said.“It means so much to me. I feel at home at this club and in this city.“My team-mates, the staff, the manager and the supporters have all made me feel so welcome since I joined the club.“I have loved every minute of playing for Liverpool this season and can’t wait to get back fit to help the team again.”Mane will hope to have Champions League football to look forward to when he returns next season.Liverpool have two matches remaining and six points would guarantee a top-four finish, although results elsewhere involving Arsenal and Manchester United may mean a maximum return is not required.Despite some scratchy performances of late which have made securing a Champions League spot trickier than it may have been, manager Jurgen Klopp, who presented Mane with his players’ player award, is satisfied with how things have gone.“I am absolutely okay with this season but we want as much as possible. We have two very important games left,” he said.“I thought the boys did really well in a lot of games. We’ve had some fantastic performances in some games.”Eighteen-year-old Trent Alexander-Arnold, who made his debut in the EFL Cup win over Tottenham in October and has gone on to make 12 first-team appearances, was named young player of the season.“This season has been unbelievable being in and around the first team. My goal at the start of the season was to try to play with the under-23s as much as I could and it has really gone well,” he said.Ben Woodburn, who became the youngest goalscorer in the club’s history with his strike against Leeds in the EFL Cup in November aged 17 years and 45 days, won academy player of the season.“This award means a lot. I’ve been working hard all season to try to be the best I can,” said the teenager.Emre Can’s brilliant overhead kick against Watford last week was goal of the season.Fellow midfielder Lucas Leiva received a special recognition award after celebrating 10 years at the club while Liverpool’s Wales captain Sophie Ingle won women’s players’ player of the year. 1 Sadio Mane has claimed two Player of the Year awards at Anfield last_img read more